Charleston (Fox Trot)
Digital recording from Diamond Disc made at Menlo Park.
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Subject: Yes, exactly
This is an admirably concise, poetic description of The Charleston, and should be non-controversial and open to a single interpretation among English-speaking people. In calling The Charleston "a dance, a song, an idea, a way of life," the author is obviously saying it was a phenomenon, a hallmark of the time, and a thing which is to the '20s what disco was to the '70s. A song, but bigger than "a song".
I agree. Thanks for uploading.
The odd thing is, for aficionados of music of the era, The Charleston usually winds up being a song seldom heard. Dardanella, Sugarfoot Stomp, Varsity Drag, Out-of-Town Gal, Little Mary Brown, Egyptian Ella, to name but a few, are more familiar to modern fans of the music of the jazz age. Not sure why this should be so, but that's how it happens sometimes.
Subject: The Charleston is a song.
The song was written for the broadway musical "Runnin' Wild" in 1923.
Thanks so much for putting this here!!!
Subject: Acoustic recording
Subject: A fun trip back in history to the roaring 20's
Subject: 23 skidoo...
The rhythm is a traditional one from West Africa; it was popularized in mainstream dance music in the United States of America by a 1923 tune called The Charleston by composer/pianist James P. Johnson which originated in the Broadway show Runnin' Wild and became one of the most popular hits of the decade.
Subject: Ahh, classic
I'm not sure who or where they did this recording, but it's really not that great. There are better ones out there.
Subject: Confused by this..
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